Category: Theatre

Podcast for kids! — Stuff to do #14

I’m a big fan of podcasts. Been an avid listener for about 8 years. Here’s an fun choice for families with kids…

Story Pirates is a great podcast which takes stories from kids and brings them to life as ‘radio’ plays. (Am I mixing genres when I say radio plays?!) They even toss in the odd joke or two for the big kids.
Explore their website. Much more than just the podcast to check out.

Online Magic Show! — Stuff to do #5

Two more family friendly social isolation options for you…

A whole whack of magicians will be coming together online to present a magic show on Wednesday April 1st at 2:00 pm EDT.

This will be on the Magic And Miracles Facebook page.

Click here for all the event details. You’ll need to be signed into your FB account for this one.

Free. They will probably solicit donations during to benefit a charity called A Kid Again.

And at 7:00 pm the same night another online magic show hosted by Greg Frewin with a different line up. Also free with this one to benefit the Niagara SPCA.

Frewin’s is a YouTube live stream thingy. Click below on Wednesday night although you may need to click thru to YT proper to see it. No biggie, I hope.

Guessing both events should run 75-90 minutes.

Stuff to do #2

Back in October 2019 I was a part of the Ontario Week of Wonder Magic Festival in Fergus, Ontario.
At that time I got to meet Carisa Hendrix who performs a cool magic show in character as her charming and cheeky alter ego Lucy Darling.
Carisa has just uploaded a lovely high quality performance of her show “Indulgence” recently performed at The Chicago Magic Lounge.
It runs about an hour. It’s for adults, small kids won’t appreciate her wit, but if you’re a little older and looking to fill an hour of your ‘social distancing’ you could do worse! Enjoy!

Here is the YouTube link but the frame below should play too.


A little ‘grand’ theatre…!

Most of my shows are in private homes, rental halls, school gyms, rec centres or library program rooms.

Once in a while something extra fun comes along such as this past weekend when I was part of the family matinee magic shows at the Ontario Week of Wonder festival in Fergus, Ontario.

The Fergus Grand Theatre is a sweet little room on the main drag in Fergus. Seats about 250 and was about 75% full for our OWoW shows.

If you’re ever in the neighbourhood to see a show the beautiful Elora Gorge conservation area is just down the road. There are some lovely restaurant options near the theatre too.

Cool Public Shows for the Family

I’m pleased to be a part of the Ontario Week of Wonder (OWOW!) being held in beautiful Fergus Ontario at the end of October.

There will be a Canadian Stars of Magic Show on Friday Night, Oct 25th, and an International Stars Show on Saturday night, Oct 26th.


Two of the Friday evening performers, Carisa Hendrix and Nicholas Wallace, have appeared on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us.

Nick also appeared on America’s Got Talent.


On Thursday evening, Oct 24th, world travelling (and Fergus resident) entertainer Ryan Joyce will be performing his comedy hypnosis show.

As part of OWOW there will also be other events in local restaurants and some Halloween related shenanigans as well.

Oh!, and it’s a, cough, cough, big Oh! on Saturday (26th) and Sunday (27th) afternoon at 2:00 pm I, Magical Mr. Oh! (see what I did there…?) along with another fine family performer, Peter Mennie, will be presenting a family friendly show for the kids.
(I’d link to my own website but, you know, if you’re reading this you’re on it so…!)

There’s something for everyone!

All info here: https://www.magicfestival.ca/order-tickets